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Deadline for conversion of PIO cards to OCI cards is 30th June

 


The Consulate General issues Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Cards to eligible applicants. Details regarding the OCI card scheme, including information on fresh applications and miscellaneous services online, can be obtained from websitehttp://passport.gov.in/oci/. For online registration, applicants can also directly reach the website by entering Download forms - OCI at the Google site.

After completion of online registration for fresh card or miscellaneous service, the reference number of the online registration may be sent to the Consulate by email at ocipio@cgihk.gov.in with a request for an appointment for interview.

The originals and copy each of supporting documents may be brought to the Consulate at the time of interview. The required documents are:

Print out of completed online registration form

Two photos (2 x 2 inches) with light colour background, one pasted on the form

Current Passport

HKID

Old Indian Passport (of parent/grandparent if applicant was never issued one)

Renunciation / Surrender Certificate of Indian Passport (of parent/grandparent if applicant was never issued one)

Naturalization / Registration Certificate of foreign nationality

Address Proof (recent utility bill)

Birth Certificate in cases where applying on the basis of parent's eligibility

Declaration of never having applied for or issued an Indian Passport or similar declaration by parents on behalf of their children - where required

OCI eligibility is based on Indian lineage. If applicants have never possessed an Indian Passport and are applying on the basis of their parents'/grandparents' eligibility, proof of their Indian nationality is required to be submitted as also proof of their relationship with the applicant.

Applicants will be interviewed as part of processing of the OCI card application. After interview and subject to approval, applicants would be asked to deposit the OCI Card fee in cash. After payment of the fee, it may take upto one month for the OCI cards and Lifelong visa stickers to be ready as they are printed in New Delhi and sent to this Consulate. The applicants will be informed when their cards/visa stickers are ready. They would be required to send their Passports along with OCI Card fee receipt for collection of OCI Card and Lifelong Visa Sticker, which will be pasted on their Passport
 

"OCI CARD HOLDERS ARE REQUIRED TO CARRY BOTH THE OCI CARD AND PASSPORT WITH LIFELONG VISA STICKER FOR ENTRY INTO INDIA

 

Dispensing with the requirement of U-visa sticker for OCI Card holders.

 

As per Circular No.26011/06/2015-OCI dated 29th January, 2015 issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

 

It has been decided to dispense with the requirement of 'U' visa sticker on the foreign passport of an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholder with immediate effect.

 

Henceforth, passengers who are not carrying the passport containing the 'U' Visa sticker may be allowed to enter/exit India by immigration authorities on the production of the OCI Card alongwith the current passport.

 

For enquiries/appointment, please contact Mr.Jyoti Ranjan Sen at ocipio@cgihk.gov.in

Updated information on requirement of registration for OCI in lieu of PIO cards:

 

This is to inform that vide Gazette Notification No.26011/01/2014IC.I dated 09.01.2015, all PIO cards issued till 09.01.2015 are deemed to be OCI card. PIO Card scheme has been withdrawn vide Gazette Notification No.25024/9/2014F.I dated 09.01.2015. Henceforth, applicants may apply for OCI card ONLY, as PIO card scheme is no longer in existence.

 

It is hereby informed that the date of submission of online applications by the erstwhile PIO cardholders with valid PIO cards as on 09 January 2015 for registration as OCI cardholder in lieu of PIO card has been extended till 30 June 2016.

 

All PIO Card Holders are requested to submit the application online by 30/09/2015 for registration as OCI Card holder.

 

The applicants may submit the applications for OCI card in lieu of PIO card to the Embassy/Consulates/FFRO concerned within the Consular jurisdiction of his/her place of residence. This is in modification of the earlier instruction that they should apply only at the location where the PIO card was issued.  PIO cardholders are advised to apply for OCI card in lieu of PIO card before 30 June 2016 at https://passport.gov.in/oci

 

OCI card in Lieu of PIO Card will be on gratis basis; however, the applicants may have to bear only the postage charges and service fee if any, wherever applicable.

 

For conversion of PIO card to OCI Card in respect of spouse of foreign origin of a citizen of India or spouse of foreign origin of an OCI cardholder registered under section 7A of the Citizenship Act, 1955, the person concerned should submit the applications online in the format prescribed and thereafter the Indian Mission/Post/FRRO concerned may process the applications as in the case of other applications for grant of OCI card in lieu of PIO card.  All applications for fresh registration as OCI cardholder from the spouse of foreign origin of citizen of India or spouse of foreign origin of an OCI cardholder registered under section 7A of the Citizenship Act, 1955 shall be submitted only on the online system and shall be acknowledged by the Indian Missions/FRROs on the online system.

 

OCI fees

Service

HKD

OCI - fresh issue

2170

OCI - miscellaneous services

220

OCI - duplicate upon loss/damage

800

Updated information relating to online submission for registration as Overseas Citizen of India(OCI) cardholder and for OCI Miscellaneous Services:

This is to inform that vide Ministry's Letter No. 26011/06/2015-OCi dated 12th November, 2015, The applicants should upload the requisite documents, photographs and the signature with the application in the online system w.e.f. 23rd November, 2015. The relevant link is http://passport.gov.in/oci/

The applicants shall submit the online application and upload all the requisite documents (self attested), photographs and signature (in the case of minors who cannot sign, left hand thumb impression) along with the application.

After the applicant submits the complete application online including documents, photographs and signature, the originals of the supporting uploaded documents have to be submitted to the Indian Consulate/Missions concerned for prior verification by taking an appointment through e-mail ocipio@cgihk.gov.in

Relevant documents among the following list are required to be uploaded with the online application:

Current Passport( Profile page)

HK ID/Macau ID

Birth Certificate

Copy of last held Indian Passport

Proof of Nationality of parents/grand parents/great grandparents (Any passport copy or travel documents/birth certificate)

Surrender/Renunciation certificate of Indian Passport

Naturalization/Registration Certificate

Marriage Certificate

Proof of residence (Any recent utility bill like electricity, water or gas)

OCI or PIO of parents, if any, for minors



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